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State will release $554M for school employees on Jan. 22

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan says $554 million will be released on Jan. 22 for public school employees and retirees whose pay was illegally deducted for health care. The Michigan Supreme Court this week said the money, which has been held in escrow, doesn’t belong to the ...

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Students use 3-D printer to build prosthetic arm for boy

SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — A group of engineering students has given a 9-year-old Rhode Island boy a special Christmas gift: a prosthetic arm. Scituate High School students presented Ollie Mancini Thursday with a prosthetic arm that they created using a 3-D printer. Ollie was born without the lower part of ...

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Why high-flying professionals choose to be teachers

Image copyright BBC News Image caption Simon is retraining as an English teacher High-flying professionals are swapping their career for the classroom under a new scheme for challenging secondary schools. Could it be the answer to the UK’s “teaching shortage”? “I’ve gone from being at the top of my game ...

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Queens girl left behind on cold school bus for five hours

A 4-year-old girl was abandoned on a cold school bus in Queens for five hours after a careless matron hopped off without checking the vehicle, cop sources said Thursday. Little Andrea Rodriguez returned to her Long Island home trembling with fear after her frightening ordeal outside Public School ...

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‘Urgent action’ needed on new school curriculum rollout

Image caption There is more emphasis on digital skills in the new curriculum Teachers will not be ready for a new school curriculum without “urgent action” by Welsh ministers before its introduction in 2022, AMs have warned. Their report calls on the education secretary to prepare a detailed plan to ...

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Sofa surfers: The young hidden homeless

Image caption Sam: “It takes pretty much every day of my life, trying to find out where I am going to be staying” Sam does not know where he will be sleeping tonight. Now 23, he says he first became homeless at 15 because of a family breakdown and has ...

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